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Funding Opportunities

Past Innovation Grant Winners


*Following aggregated by National Center for Families Learning (NCFL).

Economic Opportunity Challenge

Deadline Jan 28, 2020

A grant of $10 million will be awarded to a scalable, transformative, and proven solution that meaningfully expands economic opportunity for low-income individuals in the United States....  

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read

Deadline Jan 29, 2020

The NEA Big Read annually supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read book. Selected organizations receive a grant, access to online training resources and opportunities, digital resources, and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement….  

Terri Lynne Lokoff Children’s TYLENOL®, Children’s ZYRTEC® National Child Care Teacher Awards

Deadline Jan 29, 2020

This award acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Child care teachers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and on U.S. Military bases and installations around the world are invited to apply.  

Kresge Foundation Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

Deadline Jan 31, 2020

Grants will be awarded to organizations and initiatives working to advance creative approaches that empower community residents to drive change and restore wellness in their neighborhoods....

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Letters of Intent

Deadline Jan 31, 2020

Grants will be awarded in support of projects and programs that significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children....

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants

Deadline Feb 1, 2020

Through the program, small grants will be awarded in support of projects that promote environmental protection, outdoor recreation, strong communities, and healthy food systems....

American Honda Foundation

Deadline Feb 1, 2020

Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.

Shakespeare in American Communities

Deadline Feb 12, 2020

Shakespeare in American Communities is a national theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest bringing performances and related educational activities to audiences across the country….

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening

Jan 24, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020

Awards provide funding for the development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth….

Snapdragon Book Foundation

Deadline Feb 16, 2020

The foundation exists to put books in the hands of kids. In a time when many schools are reallocating their funds to technology and audiovisual equipment, we hope to make sure that school libraries are still offering children good books to read….

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Adult Literacy Grants

Deadline Feb 20, 2020

We award funding to organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance in one of the following areas:  Adult Basic Education, GED or High School Equivalency Preparation and English Language Acquisition. Maximum grant amount: $10,000    

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Deadline Feb 21, 2020

The focus is on improving the lives of individuals and families by investing in workforce development & education and basic needs, including family stabilization and crisis prevention. More details

Department of Agriculture Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program

Deadline Feb 24, 2020

The purpose of this program is to support research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM

Early Educator Investment Collaborative

Deadline Mar 2, 2020

The Collaborative is inviting all eligible parties to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to offer innovative proposals to foster comprehensive systems change for early educator preparation and compensation, so all children have access to a highly competent and well-compensated early childhood educator…

International Literacy Association 2020 Teacher as Researcher Grant

Deadline Mar 15, 2020

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to teachers who conduct research inquiries in their classrooms and demonstrate outstanding leadership in translating theory and current research into practice in developing content area literacy....

Manhattan Institute Nominations for 2020 Civil Society Awards

Deadline Mar 20, 2020

The organization currently is accepting nominations for its 2020 Civil Society Awards, which were created by the institute to reinvigorate public understanding of America’s historically vibrant civil society and honor nonprofit leaders who take it upon themselves to address or prevent social challenges and work toward a common purpose in their communities. Through the program, four winners will each receive a $25,000 award for their efforts to keep the social fabric from fraying, assist those who need it most, and help people change the course of their lives.

Department of Commerce Environmental Literacy Grants

Deadline Mar 26, 2020

The goal of this funding opportunity is to build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient. Grants range from $100,000 to $500,000…